Report: Doubt that missing banker jumped at sea

AP News
Posted: Aug 08, 2012 8:47 AM
Report: Doubt that missing banker jumped at sea

ATLANTA (AP) — A Florida ferry owner is casting doubt on suspicions that a missing Georgia banker drowned himself after leaving a letter about millions in financial losses.

Aubrey Lee Price disappeared in June. He sent notes to his family saying he planned to board a ferry from Key West and jump to his death. In a rambling confession investigators believe Price wrote, he claims responsibility for his firm's losses.

No body has been found. U.S. Coast Guard reports obtained by The Associated Press quote the ferry owner as saying he doubts anyone could have gone overboard unnoticed because the ship was crowded and it was daylight.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Price, who faces several fraud charges.

The Coast Guard reports were obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act.